AARP Guide to Revitalizing your Home

AARP Guide to Revitalizing your Home

Beautiful Living for the Second Half of Life : Reimagine, Redesign, Remodel

Book - 2010
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Branded with the authority and expertise of AARP, this essential guide will help families reimagine, redecorate, and remodel their home for the second half of life. Designed to empower 50+ adults, AARP's Guide to Revitalizing Your Home shows how to "age in place" by refurbishing your existing house using universal design elements-such as walk-in showers, level outdoor walkways, ample lighting, and kitchen appliances that eliminate the need to bend. These design suggestions can make your home safer and easier for everyone-no matter their age-without sacrificing beauty and style.
Older adults and their families will find hundreds of inspiring photos, checklists to take personal inventory of their needs and the "universal potential" of their home, tips for working with contractors, simple DIY fixes, and much more.
Publisher: Asheville, NC : Lark Books, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781600592805
Characteristics: 208 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: AARP (Organization)
Alternative Title: Revitalizing your home


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Jun 08, 2015

This book starts with a helpful set of "taking stock" checklists that identify opportunities for improvements for accessibility, safety and convenience. Many ideas are presented with excellent colour photographs. Some of the suggested bathroom installations would require an Operating Engineer's certificate to understand and use (in other words - keep its simple). The concluding chapter on "Surviving Renovation in Style" should be read first. This guide concludes with lists of resources for organizations, designers and suppliers.

May 24, 2011

Good for seniors


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